Transfixed
Transfix Trans*fix", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Transfixed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Transfixing}.] [L. transfixus, p. p. of transfigure to transfix; trans across, through + figere to fix, fasten. See {Fix}.] To pierce through, as with a pointed weapon; to impale; as, to transfix one with a dart. [1913 Webster]

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  • transfixed — adjective having your attention fixated as though by a spell • Syn: ↑fascinated, ↑hypnotized, ↑hypnotised, ↑mesmerized, ↑mesmerised, ↑spellbound, ↑spell bound • Similar to: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • transfixed — trans|fixed [ træns fıkst ] adjective so surprised, shocked, or interested that you continue to look at or listen to something without moving: The child looked up at him, transfixed. Ella stood transfixed in shock and disbelief …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • transfixed — UK [trænsˈfɪkst] / US adjective so surprised, shocked, or interested that you continue to look at or listen to someone or something without moving The child looked up at him, transfixed. Ella stood transfixed in shock and disbelief …   English dictionary

  • transfixed — trans|fixed [trænsˈfıkst] adj [not before noun] unable to move because you are very surprised, shocked, frightened, interested etc ▪ For a moment she stood transfixed in the doorway …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • transfixed — adjective (not before noun) unable to move because you are very shocked, frightened etc: Joe stood transfixed when I told him the terrible news …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • transfixed — adjective Rendered motionless by completely focused attention, rapt, entranced, mesmerized. Syn: rapt, enthralled, entranced, mesmerized, hypnotized …   Wiktionary

  • transfixed — trans·fix || træns fɪks v. pierce with a sharp object, impale; hold motionless with terror or amazement …   English contemporary dictionary

  • transfixed — [trænsˈfɪkst] adj so surprised, shocked, or interested that you continue to look at something without moving …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • Time Transfixed — Infobox Painting| backcolor=#FBF5DF painting alignment=right image size=300px title=La Durée poignardée artist=René Magritte year=1938 type=Oil on canvas height=147 width=98.7 height inch=57.87 width inch = 38.86 diameter cm = diameter inch =… …   Wikipedia

  • be transfixed — index remain (stay), stay (rest) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

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